Whenever you’re remodeling a kitchen, or simply replacing a countertop, there are a number of things to consider. We hope these tips will help you make the choices that are going to work best for you.
Often, people merely want to replace their countertops to upgrade on the material. Perhaps the old countertops are worn, chipped, or cracked, or perhaps the kitchen just needs a new look. These days, homeowners have a number of options to choose from when it comes to material, so when you’re considering which to use, consider what the countertop will be used for. Every material is unique in its own way so be sure its qualities are what you’re looking for.
Obviously, it is not uncommon to have different countertops in the bathroom than in the kitchen, and sometimes different materials are combined in the kitchen, like when a granite countertop is matched with a butcher block island. So take the time to think about what your countertops will be used for and which materials are going to offer you the best performance for your needs.
Colors, Patterns, and Style
Once you decide what your countertop is going to be used for, then you can start thinking about the look of the kitchen. Whether you opt for granite, limestone, marble, quartz, or another material, you will have a number of options to find just the look you’re going for.
Mind the Measurements
When you’re involved in any type of construction process, conventional wisdom is to measure twice, and cut once. Be sure to know exactly how much space you have to work with and exactly what you’re going to need to fill that space. Insist that your contractor and installers account for cutouts, backsplashes, and any other measurement that will play into giving you the countertops you want.
Think About the Sink
Chances are good that if you’re going to be replacing the countertop, you’re going to be replacing the sink as well. So give some thought to what type of sink you want and what you’re going to use it for. Refer to our blog on different types of sinks for more information.
Can You Cut the Cost?
Remodeling a kitchen or bathroom can be a costly endeavor, but there are ways in which you can still stretch a dollar. For instance, the types of edge you have cut into your countertop can vary in price, as we mentioned in our blog on the various styles you may want to choose from. You may also want to ask about using remnants for smaller areas, like a kitchen island or a bathroom counter.
Keep these tips in mind during your next remodeling project, and visit our showroom to view our inventory for design ideas.